Cafe Neu Romance 2014: LEGO Education
LEGO Education was represented by two employees from the mother company in Denmark, their Czech distributor and Czech FLL at Cafe Neu Romance 2014.
Learning is at very core of the LEGO® Group's values. The company has been engaged in the development of children's creativity through play and learning since its founding in 1932. In 1980, following numerous requests from educators to provide resources for use in schools, the LEGO Group founded the Education Division. LEGO Education has spent more than 30 years working with educational experts and trusted partners in the education industry to develop hands-on curriculum resources for teachers and students across the globe.
LEGO Education wants to transform learning by increasing success in the classroom. While test performance is important, LEGO Education also wants to help students to be able to see the purpose of what they are learning. Students learn by doing - they feel, think, touch, see and move as they employ creative problem solving skills. LEGO Education helps bring the practical things students are learning to life. The company has developed a wide range of resources that are based on a set of pedagogical principles for hands-on, creative learning experiences. To ensure that the learning experience is as successful as possible, and that teachers really understand the versatility and applicability of LEGO resources in covering the curriculum, the company provides extensive training to teachers, administrators and students around the globe.
LEGO resources span the continuum from preschool through university and provide valuable lessons in all curriculum subjects. Although they have traditionally been focused on early learning and the STEM curriculum (science, technology, engineering and mathematics), new resources are being developed to address humanities, language and literacy. As well as the LEGO® bricks, solutions include digital tools and a wide range of comprehensive teacher guides and activity packs, designed to equip teachers with the most innovative and engaging teaching tools available.
LEGO Education works extensively with child development and educational experts around the globe to design the company's resources and solutions. Key advisors include professors from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Carnegie Mellon University, Cambridge University and Edinburgh University. Additionally, the company has partnered with companies such as National Instruments to ensure that the solutions are educationally sound and based on world-class technologies. The company has established partnerships with trusted advisors, such as the National Endowment for Science and the Art (NESTA) and the former British Educational Communications and Technology Agency (BECTA) in the UK, and with NASA in the United States.
It is through the company's continued commitment to excellence in education, that LEGO Education will strive to ensure that every child can and will succeed.